Enterprise Architect (Student Portfolio)

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    Macquarie University Balaclava Road
    North Ryde, NSW, Australia Phone: 02 9850 7111
    Web Site: http://mq.edu.au/

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• Salary Package: From $133,956 to $177,935 (HEW Level 10), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
• Appointment Type: Full time, fixed-term role
• Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde


We are seeking a dynamic Enterprise Architect who has extensive experience providing architectural governance and IT strategic direction in support of business capability areas related to learning and teaching delivery, learning and teaching support, and student administration and engagement. This role is part of a team that provides IT strategy and architecture services to the University. We work directly with IT operations and project delivery teams to ensure our technology assets and investments are aligned with the University’s strategic objectives and plans.

The University is embarking on an ambitious digital transformation journey, and this is a rare opportunity to be responsible for defining the University’s architectural vision for digital student experience and student service delivery.

This role is responsible for defining and managing the enterprise architectural plan across the Student portfolio. They will lead architecture engagement with University’s faculties and business units and work to develop their business capability models and maturity objectives, defining strategic roadmaps for supporting application portfolios, and identifying applicable information and data standards.

This role is also expected to provide design authority for multiple concurrent programs and/or projects in the Student portfolio, where they will direct and support solutions architects to scope, price, and design solutions to meet the program or project's business objectives, and then planning and defining any changes to the existing architectural environment.

Whilst the role is expected to be predominantly strategic in nature, at times you may be required to step-in and directly support project delivery.

About You

You will be a highly experienced Enterprise Architect specialising in the higher education sector, having worked either in-house or as a seasoned consultant to one or more local universities (in Australia). Your specific experience will have included major student digital transformation programs in complex heterogenous environments. You will be knowledgeable of contemporary themes and issues in higher education – from customer, organisation, and technology perspectives. Whilst not essential, experience with research services digital transformation (applicable to a university setting) will also be highly regarded.

You will have a solid understanding of sound architectural method and experience in leading others in improving architectural practice maturity and the practical adoption of architectural best practice and frameworks such as TOGAF. You will have experience undertaking strategic planning in consultation with the business, and have well-developed skills in defining and communicating target and transitional architectures and roadmaps across all architectural domains (including information risk and security).

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong stakeholder management, and the ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, technical, and business stakeholders at multiple levels in the organisation, including with executive stakeholders. You will have strong commercial awareness and extensive experience with IT sourcing and supplier management, and a solid understanding of the value levers across service strategy, design, transition, and operations.

You will be a self-starter and enjoy working in a dynamic environment as a team player, are motivated by the outcomes and challenges of owning and driving the sustainability and success of a highly critical portfolio, with a methodical and consultative approach in your work.

About Us

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and within the top 10 in Australia. Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are actively engaged in the pursuit of high impact research.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 56 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated experience influencing and building strong relationships and managing diverse stakeholder expectations and competing interests to position the IT function as a strategic partner and enabler of reform within a complex business environment
  • Significant expertise in the relevant portfolio and demonstrated knowledge of contemporary best practice, trends, and issues impacting business models and technology enablement that are applicable to that portfolio
  • Demonstrated experience with the development of IT portfolio architectures, technology roadmaps and standards aligned with IT and business strategy
  • Proven ability to provide technical design assurance over both internally produced and third-party solution architecture and systems design deliverables to ensure fitness for purpose and compliance with standards within a complex and formalised environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of architectural method and standard architectural frameworks, and experience with their application in a complex enterprise environment, which may be supported by relevant certifications (such as TOGAF)

* This position requires a criminal record check.

Role-specific Enquiries: Vanessa Tam, Director, Strategy, Architecture and Assurance via vanessa.tam@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Rainki Kan, HR Administrator via rainki.kan@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 11:59pm (AEST)

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

28/09/2021 11:59 PM

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